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FTC Cracks Down on Greenwashing

At Janitized®, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality, innovation, and environmental sustainability.  We work hard to ensure these principles are reflected in our line of vacuum products and packaging.

We are therefore glad to see the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cracking down on companies that misrepresent their products and deceive their customers with false claims to environmental-friendliness.

As UL Environment notes, “all certification marks are not created equal.”  Some companies have labelled their products as ‘green’ without going through a rigorous certification process.  Labels that do not clearly state the basis for their certification are sometimes not worth the paper they’re printed on.

Companies that have not undertaken the extensive research, design, and testing efforts needed to achieve a UL Certification should not be able to claim green status.  A great deal of work goes into creating truly green products.  False claims hurt legitimate brands and can undermine consumer confidence in green products.

More importantly, labelling misrepresentations can trick the public into buying products that are more damaging to the environment. Green products are not some marketing gimmick.  They are an important contributor to reducing our collective ecological footprint and helping to leave a better world for future generations.  People willing to pay a premium in order to reduce their footprint should not be taken advantage of.

Janitized® has a long record of developing and manufacturing innovative products that are both good for the environment and meet the tough demands of our clients in the commercial cleaning industry.  Our line of compostable vacuum cleaner bags is the first in the industry to receive validation from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as well as the USDA Bio-based Product Label.  The Janitized® Compostable line has the distinction of being “the first and only product on planet earth” to have received all three US Government validations for biodegradability.

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To learn more about Janitized® brand vacuum bags and filters or our commitment to environmental sustainability, please contact us today.

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